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The Guardian has announced that Tanya Cordrey has been named to the new role of Chief Digital Officer. She is currently GNM's Director of Digital Development. In the same announcement, the company said David Pemsel, GNM's interim Chief Marketing Officer, has been promoted to the new position of Chief Commercial Officer.

The Huffington Post reports that Se & Hoer, a Danish celebrity weekly magazine, will publish the topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge in a 16-page supplement that is sold with its Thursday edition.

Speaking of Huffington Post, an article on Mashable describes what a smash hit HuffPost Live has been in its first month on the air. To date, "HuffPost Live has aired 12 hours of original video per day, five days a week, with more than 2,000 guests appearing on air," according to the Mashable report.

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Brian Veseling

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2012-09-19 18:12

BBC's new director general vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it, says paidContent, while the Guardian reports on George Entwistle's plans for a "radical" shape-up at the BBC.

The editor of the Irish Daily Star has been suspended following the paper's publication of the topless duchess photos, according to Press Gazette.

While back in France where the pictures were originally published, Closer is now being sued by Dominique Strauss Kahn, says LePoint.fr.

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Emma Goodman

Date

2012-09-18 19:41

A petition on Change.org has asked Sun editor Dominic Mahon to put an end to showing topless women on page three, reports Roy Greenslade in the Guardian.  

Social blogging platform Tumblr is under pressure from investors to find a business model, says Business Insider.

User-generated photo app Scoopshot (which just published a study it commissioned among WAN-IFRA members) tells Journalism.co.uk how it approaches verification.

The Knight Foundation's Eric Newton describes on Nieman Lab's website the changes he believes journalism schools must adopt. "Without better-equipped graduates, how can we be sure future generations will have the news and information they need to run their communities and their lives?" he asks.

The Times-Picayune has suffered backlash from readers angry at reduced print days, and local advertisers are split over whether print or internet ads are more effective, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Emma Goodman

Date

2012-09-12 18:34

Which GOP governor is the weakest link? Which democrat senator wants to marry a multi-millionaire? The New York TimesDavid Carr consults top authorities in the world of reality television about how the U.S. Republican and Democratic National Conventions could spice up their images.

"At one point, when he was about 24, he took off into the Tasmanian wilderness with just a knife and pitted himself against nature to see if he could survive out there," says Julian Assange’s mother of her son in the Guardian’s compilation of testimonies from the whistleblower’s nearest and dearest.

Pasadena publisher James Macpherson claims to have received death threats five years ago when he began hiring workers in India to write local news stories. Now he has launched Journtent, a system for helping other publishers outsource local reporting. CJR reports.

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-08-28 19:11

Scotland Yard officers arrested Tom Savage, deputy news editor of the Daily Star Sunday and Sunday Mirror crime correspondent Justin Penrose this morning on suspicion of alleged payments to public officials, the Guardian reports.

Nature reporter Quirin Schiermeier describes how an eccentric scientist was able to bring him to Britain's High Court for an article he wrote, and what it says about the country's "antiquated" libel law.

Wikipedia blacked out its Russian site yesterday in solidarity with other Internet companies and human rights activists protesting against a proposed web censorship law that critics say could lead to the building of a great firewall in Russia, The New York Times reports.

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-11 17:55

Weekend video long(ish)-form: 5 essential TED Talks, as selected by the New Yorker.

Worried you might be tweeting into a vacuum? Try tweeting on weekends. But don’t let everybody start doing that, or else it will stop working. The BBC College of Journalism Blog offers pointers for making sure people pay attention to your 140 characters.

Al Jazeera's "The Stream" had its Twitter account hacked by supporters of Bashar al-Assad, according to the Huffington Post

The Israeli journalist who drew on leaked army documents to report the alleged assassination of Palestinian militants was spared jail time in a plea bargain, reports Reuters via the Huffington Post

For more industry news, please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service.

 

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-06 17:57

WikiLeaks announced today that it has started publishing a trove of more than 2.4 million emails from "Syrian political figures, ministries and companies," known as the #SyriaFiles, dated between August 2006 and March 2012. Journalism.co.uk reports. Read more on the Guardian's Middle East liveblog.

A reporter who was fired from the Kansas City Star last July for using material from press releases in his columns argues that this should not be counted as plagiarism. He is suing McClatchy Newspapers for $25,000 plus damages. Andrew Beaujon reports for Poynter.

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-05 18:56

George Entwistle, currently Director of BBC Vision, was appointed today as the new Director-General of the BBC, reports the BBC. Read Entwistle’s memo to staff.

British Community Secretary Eric Pickles has threatened to outlaw local newspapers operated by local authorities, reports Press Gazette.

Twitter, which released its first transparency report on Monday (accessible via Mashable) faces the same dilemma as The New York Times, argues Mathew Ingram for Gigaom: to what extent should it be a platform, and to what extent a destination?

Ken Doctor writes for Nieman Lab on the “tablet aggregator wars” between Pulse and Flipboard, and "moving beyond Paywalls 1.0 to a more nuanced world of digital circulation.”

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-04 19:08

"Make awesome stuff now. Don’t wait your turn," and other practical advice for recent journalism school graduates from Ann Friedman, the former editor of GOODMagazine, via Nieman Lab.

Armando Montano, a 22 year-old summer intern at AP in Mexico City, was discovered dead in an apartment building's elevator shaft on Saturday. The Washington Post reports.

The Guardian reports that the number of warnings over press behaviour issued by the Press Complaints Committee has increased, despite a dip attributed to the launch of the Leveson inquiry. Although some complaints were made by celebrities fearing press-intrusion, the majority were lodged by members of the public, “many of whom were grieving because of the death or illness of a child, partner or parent, or the aftermath of an affair.”

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-02 18:34

With advances in technology come new challenges for keeping journalistic sources safe.  MediaShift offers a list of tools from Jillian C. York.

Has the legacy of Jayson Blair been forgotten already? An intern at The Wall Street Journal has been fired for fabricating sources. Andrew Beaujon reports for Poynter.

“New media companies that will succeed are founded by two kinds of people: technologists, and media people who think like technologists,” argues Christopher Mims for MIT’s Technology Review.

The BBC will soon redefine the scope of BBC Worldwide, its international commercial arm, due to growing internal friction surrounding online strategy, paidContent reports.

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Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-27 17:08

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